fancy floral

on saturday, i got all dolled-up for no reason in particular. we were in the middle of a four-day rainstorm and i was lounging around in my pajamas, drinking coffee and slowly mustering up the energy to get dressed for the rainy day outside. i went into the bathroom and spotted a new set of fancy false lashes (mac #6) and decided to give them a try. i’ve only ever worn individual lashes from the drug store, so seeing these big doll eyes stare back at me was inspiration enough to try out a new do, so i went for it with a silly beehive bouffant.

and in the spirit of trying new things, i pulled out this bright pea coat that i procured on etsy several weeks back in an effort to incorporate more print and color into my life. and it certainly came in handy on such a gloomy day. in fact, i’d like to think that these bright flowers inspired the clouds to part with just enough time for a quick stroll through the mountain view cemetery.

wearing: thrifted vintage silk blouse, vintage floral pea coat, family affairs frankie leather skirt, target tights, vintage mary janes from pretty penny in oakland, ca, orla kiely gold leather holly bag.

63 Responses to fancy floral

  1. Marlen December 3, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    I am LOVING that beehive look on you! I love how you were feeling all blah and then managed to whip up such a beautiful outfit. That blazer really is a gem- and it goes so well with your mustard tights! I love this whole look :)

    • erin (calivintage) December 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

      it really is a testament to the power of our clothes. the right outfit can really set the tone for the day!

  2. Tori December 3, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    LOVE your yellow tights and scalloped skirt! Beautiful combination!
    xo, Tori

  3. Jordan December 3, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    That is exactly what you are supposed to do on a rainy day–dress in bright colors, grab a cute umbrella, and go play! You’re inspiring me to get out before the clouds go away. Rainy days don’t come around too often here in Southern California!

    – Jordan

  4. Sunni December 3, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    LOVE! Oh my goodness, so sweet and sooooo 60s. The hair is amazing, you look great in false lashes and the coat is to die for!

  5. Dani December 3, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    absolutely love the coat.
    What a cute outfit!!


  6. maria December 3, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    this is my favorite outfit of yours, you look amazing!

  7. Cortnie December 3, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    The see-through umbrella is the perfect accent to that awesome outfit!


  8. Samira December 3, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    love this outfit!!! you look stunning!

  9. izzy December 3, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    In love with this look doll!

  10. Joan Born December 3, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Such a fun look! I’m obsessed with that scalloped skirt… It brought a little brightness into a rainy dreary day in MN.

  11. Rachelle December 3, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    very cute jacket.

  12. Rosie Savage December 3, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Oh this suits you perfectly!
    You look wonderful,

    Rosie x

  13. whitney December 3, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Love this look!

  14. Azu December 3, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    This is such a cute look! It makes me wish your coat wasn’t vintage. If it were still available in any store right now, I’d snatch it right up! ;) Your hair is amazing too, btw.

    xoxo Azu

    • erin (calivintage) December 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

      i know! that’s the catch with vintage. i love to wear it, but sometimes i feel bad that i don’t have something to link to. you should definitely search etsy! i remember seeing similar coats when i was browsing around for this one!

  15. Jennifer December 3, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Such a pretty blazer!

    xo Jennifer

  16. Becky | December 3, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    So, so wish I could apply false eyelashes – I just can’t do it!

    I love how this whole look came together just because you played around with falsies though :)

    • erin (calivintage) December 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

      it takes practice! the first few times for me were disastrous, but i finally got the hang of it. to be honest, i find the individual lashes to be easier to apply!

  17. yasmin December 3, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    your coat is so cute!
    love how your beehive completes your retro look

  18. Micaela // Drifter & the Gypsy December 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Oh my gosh, you cutie patootie! I LOVE this outfit of yours! Definitely one of my faves :) So cutteee. XO.

  19. Marie December 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    BEST little coat ever. And hair.. and scalloped skirt. Just generally jealous here.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  20. Leah December 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    The scallop on this skirt is beyond precious.

  21. Suzanne December 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    That coat is AMAZING!!! I love it! The whole look is great.


  22. Clare December 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Your blog is stunning! I LOVE your outfit here!

  23. Fabiola "Fab" December 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    This is an amazing outfit! You are such a chic lady!

  24. Bianca December 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Um, you look wonderful as always? Like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. I haven’t worn lashes since my obsession with japanese fashion, but you do make me question a revival

  25. michelle-tl December 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    goooooorgeous, love the floral jacket and colourful tights – really brightens up my grey day


  26. Jade Sheldon December 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    You are just oh so darling.

  27. Sarah Kyle December 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Ah fake lashieeeeeeees! So much glam. You look gorgy.

  28. Berty Morales December 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    You look beautiful, and I love this entire outfit. The jacket is great and love, love your hair pulled back.

  29. L.D.N. December 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Digging the vibrancy. As someone who was similarly trapped indoors by the weather, I admire your coping mechanism. I can’t help but reach for the blacks and greys in my closet, with weather like we had, but seeing you all floral-ified made me want to pull out some of my more summer stuff and give it a spin in these grey months.

    P.S. you look so much like the girl in the French film, Heartbeats in these photos. I think it’s the hair.
    P.P.S. if you have a moment to stop by my blog I would love to hear what you think of what I’m doing :) just getting started in this crazy blog community and have always loved your work.


    • erin (calivintage) December 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

      ah, i had never heard of that movie! now i want to check it out. i love watching new films!

      and your blog is lovely! i like the mood of your photos.

  30. courtney December 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    I do the same thing! I sometimes force myself to mix things up, and I must say I haven’t regretted it yet. That coat is darling, good job bringing more color in.


    PS: Stop by my blog if you like cats, flowers, and thrift store adventures. I just did a “What’s in my Bag” post, and started my holiday gift guide!

  31. andie December 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    GORGEOUS! I love that floral jacket!

  32. Chelsea Elizabeth December 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    You inspire me to add more color to my wardrobe! That coat is so wonderful!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  33. Ilana December 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    that coat is to die for! love how you paired it with the yellow tights too
    xoxo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

  34. Kaylyn December 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    I literally feel like dressing up everyday. But since I go to school, sometimes I feel like I’m just wasting an outfit if all I’m doing is going to class! It still doesn’t stop me though, haha. Loving the lashes! MAC has really nice falsies. I use them for special occasions all the time! Loving the bright floral peacoat. It’s definitely your style!

    • erin (calivintage) December 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

      i know the feeling! after i got all dressed-up, i felt extra motivated to go out and do something so that i could show off my look!

  35. irene wibowo December 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    i love the blazer so cute :)
    Irene Wibowo

  36. Naomi A December 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration on how to wear my new mustard colored tights!! I love this~

  37. Monique December 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    You’re hair is so perfect with this look lady!

  38. isitsecretisitsafe December 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    Sometimes getting dressed up for no particular reason is the best reason of all! I love the jacket so much!


  39. Fran December 4, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    This outfit is perfection. You always manage to put together such fun clothing combinations, plus I really think you need to rock the beehive lock more often :-) x Fran

  40. Diane December 4, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    Oh my gosh, Erin, this entire look is so fucking pretty!! The coat, the skirt, your hair, your make-up! Do this again so I can take film photos of you.

    I’ve been wanting to try a beehive, too…I did Heidi braids yesterday and felt so special.

  41. Jessica M December 4, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    So gorgeous! I love how you did your hair here as well — divine!

  42. Julene December 4, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    So pretty and sweet! That jacket is to die for!! Totally going to hunt for a vintage floral peacoat now. :)

  43. Emily December 4, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Oooh I love this! I’m feeling inspired to get brave and wear false lashes. My hair is about in the same stage of growing out and I think I’ll try out this ‘do for upcoming holiday dress-ups! Super cute!

  44. Victoria / Justice Pirate December 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    The outfit and how you look in general just makes this completely look like you are not from this time at all! It is really beautiful and amazing.

  45. Sherri December 4, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    The views from the top of Mountain View are incredible!

  46. Rona December 4, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    I love this outfit oh so much! :) The muted blue skirt with the bright yellows is such a subtle way to incorporate contrasting colors. Clever!!!!

  47. Jazmin December 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    I’d say this is easily one of my favorite outfits of yours! This would certainly brighten up a gloomy day.

  48. Kat December 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    Favourite! This is the most beautiful outfit!

  49. Ella December 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    I love this so much! You look great!

  50. Marisa Violeta December 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    That is one of the most beautiful blazers ever. The print is so powerful and eye catchy, the perfect piece!

  51. Kary December 6, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    The floral jacket is a beauty!

  52. Emalina December 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Wowee that is such a cute outfit! The jacket is amazing!

  53. Suzanne December 7, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Thought you’d like to know I liked this so much I’ve included this outfit in my Friday Top Five.


  54. Ravishing Ruby Vintage December 8, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    I love love LOVE that coat!

  55. Olivia December 10, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    Great outfit :) I was just looking at the style gallery on ModCloth, and I saw your beautiful coat, and thought, wow that looks gorgeous, I feel like i’ve seen it before. Turns out I favourited it on Etsy :) Glad someone finally bought it!!!! Looks amazing on you :)

  56. Jessica Sue December 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    So cute and ’60s!

  57. lenusik January 4, 2013 at 6:12 am #

    it`s lovely!

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